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Hosted by British born host Dr. Alan Campbell, Watching America combines interviews, engaging audio, and deep dive talks in to our local and national culture through the eloquent and ever-curious lens of a ‘Brit’ who has spent over two decades ‘figuring it all out’; Watching America.
 
This fall, HearSay is your resource for local election coverage. We'll be bringing you conversations with all the Hampton Roads candidates running for the House of Delegates. We will also interview candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. HearSay airs from Noon-1PM on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
 
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With every General Assembly seat on the ballot and some pivotal races right here in Hampton Roads, there's a lot at stake. Before you decide, be sure to listen to the candidates talk about the issues on HearSay with Cathy Lewis beginning Monday, October 22nd, from Noon – 1pm on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
 
The WHRO Writer's Block brings together local artists who share a common bond—expressing themselves through writing. Performers include local poets and slam poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, and authors with interludes of music by some of the region’s top musicians. Topics vary from the environment and war to love and race relations. Works range from somber and thought-provoking to lighthearted and comical.
 
Did you ever have a question you were too uncomfortable to ask? How about finding yourself in a socially awkward situation and being unsure of what to do next? Mind Over Manners is a tool that can help! Lisa Godley and Sondra Woodward’s podcast endeavors to raise your social IQ. Join us each week for insights ranging from proper wedding and funeral etiquette, to how to handle that workplace romance, and even that online interaction on social media. Email your comments or questions to mindove ...
 
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The “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) is referred to as the Bible of Psychiatry. Like any scripture, it has nonbelievers. Award-winning author Sarah Fay is one of them. Fay combines investigative journalism and personal experience in her new book, “Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnosis.” Fay speaks candidly wi…
 
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate took to the streets in protest after the leaking of a draft Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that made abortion legal in the United States. Pro-life proponents say overturning the decision is a victory for unborn children. Pro-choice proponents say overturni…
 
In this episode of Watching America, we hear from civil rights activist, Hollywood newscaster, educator, and public speaker Luis Alberto Rivera Colon. His father was a Puerto Rican migrant worker; his mother, an entrepreneur. He’s also an old friend of our host, Dr. Alan Campbell.In this conversation, Colon tells stories from his new book, “Living …
 
Renowned Broadway conductor Rob Fisher, who’s a longtime collaborator with the Virginia Arts Festival, was recently appointed its Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Broadway and American Songbook. For the Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season, he’s conducting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for The Sound of Music, and serving as Music Director for a co…
 
Between now and the year 2030, 10,000 baby boomers a day will reach retirement age. What does the future hold for these active seniors? What needs to happen to ensure the ability to age in place? We talk with experts about services available to seniors that will help them live their best lives. Our guests include William Massey, President & CEO of …
 
Bestselling author Ken Coleman is called “America’s Career Coach.” He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program about meaningful work, but he’s in the guest seat on this episode of Watching America. Dr. Alan Campbell interviews Coleman about concepts from his latest book, “From Paycheck to Purpose: The Clear Path to Doing Work You Love.” Find mor…
 
You've seen the ads on TV asking people to participate in medical research trials to test new treatments for all kinds of illnesses. African Americans are the least likely to participate in these trials, primarily because of distrust of the healthcare system. Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby discusses the pros and cons of these trials and the impact on…
 
Some simply avoid talking about it. Others will engage, but only to a certain point. Still others use it as a weapon to intimidate or shame. Very few of us will fully engage in the conversation, and even then, the narrative in the back of our mind is, "am I being offensive?" It's hard to talk about race, racism, bigotry and bias but we must if we a…
 
Raymond Jones speaks with Scott Jackson, Director of the Virginia International Tattoo, about the Tattoo's upcoming 25th anniversary performances, which feature a triumphant return to Scope Arena, an all-new international cast, a musical tribute to “March King” John Philip Sousa, and an emotional celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.…
 
Wildlife is declining across the globe. But environmental historian Dr. Peter Alagona says a whole new ecosystem is developing as wild animals move into urban areas. In this episode of Watching America, Algona shares research from his new book, “The Accidental Ecosystem: People and Wildlife in American Cities.” Is interspecies coexistence possible …
 
Gun violence is up 27% in Hampton Roads and that's just in the first quarter of the year! Between January and March of 2022, 161 people were shot - 46 killed. City leaders throughout our area are grappling with the increase in violence and trying to come up with innovative ways to stop the shootings. Our round table pundits share some creative solu…
 
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